Right now, Earth is the only planet we have to live on. Let’s take care of it! Below we’ve collected poetry that celebrates the beauty, uniqueness and importance of our little blue planet, and many of the living things that call it home. If you have other poems you’d like to see on this Earth Day page, let us know.
Day and Night by James Stephens
The Spinning Earth by Aileen Fisher
The Mountains Are A Lonely Folk by Hamlin Garland
Spaceship Earth by Becca
Free the Earth by Becca
When Is Earth Day? by Becca
Little Wind by Kate Greenaway
Dancing by ANG KUEI-FEI
Silver Road by Hamish Hendry
The Moon by Emily Dickinson
Looking at the Moon After Rain by LI T’AI-PO
The Night Will Never Stay by Eleanor Farjeon
The Falling Star by Sara Teasdale
I’m Glad the Sky Is Painted Blue by Unknown Author
The Earth by James McDonald
Conserving the Earth ~A Cree Indian Poem
Look by John Smith
When I Rise Up by Georgia Douglas Johnson
Water by Hilda Conkling
Water, Water by Marianne Scarfe
“Hurt No Living Thing” by Christina Rossetti
Rain Music by Joseph S. Cotter Jr.
Every year since the early 1970’s people have been celebrating Earth Day worldwide on April 22nd. Across the world, in many countries people set up environmental goals to clean and protect the world we live in. It’s the perfect chance to stop the hustle and bustle of busy life and remember the unique planet we live.
Governments set up summits on Earth Day to create healthy environmental policies for all countries to participate. As time passes on our special planet, we realize that some of the behaviors we have chosen to do in society have put pressure on the health and well being of our planet. Earth Day was invented as a reminder and chance to correct bad environmental choices.
As individuals, Earth Day gives us each a chance to make changes on a smaller level, and these changes have far reaching positive environmental effects. When kids decide to celebrate Earth Day by researching about the earth or finding out how they can help the environment, this creates a ripple effect that changes families’ household behaviors and educates friends on how to protect the earth, not to mention the positive long term changes such actions have throughout life times.
One way to get kids engaged in Earth Day is through poetry. On this page we’ve gathered poems that in eloquent and diverse ways celebrate the beauty of our planet. As an Earth Day activity for kids of all ages, writing poems about earth is a rewarding and engaging way to express and learn about our wonderful planet!